Gentianaceous
Gentianaceous Gen`tian*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural family of plants ({Gentianace[ae]}) of which the gentian is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • gentianaceous — /jen shee euh nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae. Cf. gentian family. [1850 55; < NL Gentianace(ae) name of the family (L gentian(a) GENTIAN + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gentianaceous — gen·tia·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • gentianaceous — adjective see gentianaceae * * * /jen shee euh nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Gentianaceae. Cf. gentian family. [1850 55; < NL Gentianace(ae) name of the family (L gentian(a) GENTIAN + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * gentianāˈceous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Centaury — Cen tau*ry (s[e^]n t[add]*r[y^]), n. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. kentay rion, kentay reion, and kentayri h, fr. the Centaur Chiron.] (Bot.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the {Eryther[ae]a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chlora perfoliata — Yellowwort Yel low*wort , n. (Bot.) A European yellow flowered, gentianaceous ({Chlora perfoliata}). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chlora perfoliata — Centaury Cen tau*ry (s[e^]n t[add]*r[y^]), n. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. kentay rion, kentay reion, and kentayri h, fr. the Centaur Chiron.] (Bot.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the {Eryther[ae]a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erytheraea Centaurium — Centaury Cen tau*ry (s[e^]n t[add]*r[y^]), n. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. kentay rion, kentay reion, and kentayri h, fr. the Centaur Chiron.] (Bot.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the {Eryther[ae]a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellowwort — Yel low*wort , n. (Bot.) A European yellow flowered, gentianaceous ({Chlora perfoliata}). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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